A FIRM COMMITMENT TO UNITY
Former Trustee-at-Large Dean R. presented the following talk on Tradition Nine at a 1998 General Sharing Session
IT is impossible to contemplate that AA, as such, ought never be organized, but when we create service boards and committees directly responsible for those they serve, there are really no rules and no laws; services provided are dictated by the needs of others.
The opening line of Tradition Nine, as reflected in the writings of Bill W. in an August 1948 Grapevine editorial, sets forth: "The lease possible organization, that's our universal ideal. No fees, no dues, no rules imposed on anybody."
This statement and definition of Tradition Nine would lead us to believe that AA...
-- DEAN R.
El Reno, Okla.